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AMAZING DEAL: 7 nights Virgin Voyages full board cruises for two for 115,000 Virgin Points

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If you missed this amazing offer earlier in the year, it is back.

You can get a seven night European cruise on ‘Valiant Lady’, the 2nd ship in the Virgin Voyages fleet, for just 115,000 Virgin Points for two people.

The cruise is full board. All your meals, soft drinks, fitness classes, entertainment etc are included – even tips.

Virgin Voyages has also added bargain priced cruises to the Caribbean, departing from Miami.

Valiant Lady Virgin Voyages

Note that, since Virgin Voyages last had this deal, the Barcelona cost has gone up from 95,000 points to 115,000 points, albeit that is still laughably good value. The Miami cruises have been reduced by 5,000 points to either 110,000 or 120,000 points.

A lot of HfP readers jumped on this redemption when it was offered earlier in the year. The feedback in our forum has been fantastic – from young and old, from those who wanted a bit of a party to those who simply wanted a quiet break after a tricky couple of years.

Have a read at this forum thread and this forum thread, for a start. There is also a Virgin Voyages master thread in our forum for your Q&A.

Here are the three options for a holiday in Europe:

The Irresistible Med

Departs 21st August, 4th September, 18th September, 2nd October

  • Day 1 – Barcelona. Departs at 1800
  • Day 2 – Toulon. Arrives at 0830, departs at 1800
  • Day 3 – Marina di Carrara. Arrives at 0800, departs at 2000
  • Day 4 – Ajaccio. Arrives at 0800, departs at 1800
  • Day 5 – Cagliari. Arrives at 0900, departs at 1800
  • Day 6 – Ibiza. Arrives at 1900
  • Day 7 – Ibiza. Departs at 1800
  • Day 8 – Barcelona. Arrives at 0630

French Daze & Ibiza Nights

Departs 14th August, 11th September, 9th October

  • Day 1 – Barcelona. Departs at 1800
  • Day 2 – Marseille. Arrives at 0800, departs at 1800
  • Day 3 – Cannes. Arrives at 0800
  • Day 4 – Cannes. Departs at 1400
  • Day 5 – Olbia. Arrives at 0800, departs at 1800
  • Day 6 – Ibiza. Arrives at 1900
  • Day 7 – Ibiza. Departs at 1800
  • Day 8 – Barcelona. Arrives at 0630

Spanish Obsession

Departs 28th August, 25th September

  • Day 1 – Barcelona. Departs at 1800
  • Day 2 – Palma de Mallorca. Arrives at 0800, departs at 2200
  • Day 3 – Sailing
  • Day 4 – Gibraltar. Arrives at 0800, departs at 2200
  • Day 5 – Malaga. Arrives at 0800, departs at 2000
  • Day 6 – Ibiza. Arrives at 1900
  • Day 7 – Ibiza. Departs at 1800
  • Day 8 – Barcelona. Arrives at 0630

Here are a few things to note:

  • you need to fly to and from Barcelona at your own expense
  • it is adults only
  • you must be fully vaccinated against coronavirus
  • the cost is 115,000 Virgin Points for a Sea Terrace or Limited View Sea Terrace cabin, which sleeps one or two people – there is no discount for single occupancy
  • each member can book up to four cabins

How much do these cruises cost for cash?

Take a look – you’re getting almost €3,000 of value for your 115,000 Virgin Points on peak dates:

Virgin Voyages points deals

Here is what the Virgin Red site has to say:

“Ahoy there! This is a limited-time special offer, and there is only a limited number of cabins available. Choose ANY 7-night sailing from Barcelona on Virgin Voyages’ Valiant Lady between now and 16/10/2022 – just as long as you complete your booking by 30/09/2022.

We repeat: you must complete your booking by 30/09/2022. There isn’t a moment to waste!

Not only does this offer present jaw-dropping value – you also get to pick your preferred route and sail dates! Our cousins over at Virgin Voyages have curated three itineraries featuring some of the most idyllic islands and effervescent cities in Europe. All journeys begin and end in Barcelona, with an overnight finale in Ibiza.

It gets even better… When it comes to additional costs, Virgin Voyages has you covered – all food, soft drinks, tips, group fitness classes, entertainment and Wi-Fi are always included.

With menus crafted by Michelin-starred chefs, the responsibly sourced food makes it easy to strike a balance. From their first-to-sea Korean BBQ and elegant steakhouse to the 24/7 diner perfect for satiating those late-night cravings, Virgin Voyages take food, and the experience around it, seriously.

This is your holiday and they’ve made it a point to ensure that you get a healthy dose of Vitamin Sea… This means there are no kids on board. From workout classes and gym facilities to luxe spa treatments, the adults-only voyage gives you plenty of chances to relax, rejuvenate, and restore. And if you want to sit back and do nothing, fresh-pressed juices served poolside will make “nothing” feel like everything.

And when you’re done with whatever self-care looks like for you, the one-of-a-kind, I’ve-definitely-never-seen-anything-like this-before entertainment awaits your arrival. Between modern, larger-than-life retellings of Romeo and Juliet (with a circus twist) and immersive pop-up acts that happen organically throughout the voyage, you’ll see the ship brought to life in new and unexpected ways.

As for digs, you’ll be kicking back in The Sea Terrace (or Limited View Sea Terrace, depending on availability). Designed to give sweeping views of the horizon from the front and back zones of the ship, these cabins boast a configurable bed and high-tech mood lighting, allowing you to transform the space and create your own vibe. To top it all off, the hammock on the terrace is perfect for a little ‘me’ time, while the 24-hour food delivery service is on hand to thwart any pesky 2am cravings.

Word of advice: don’t pay for any flights or transfers until your place on board is confirmed by Virgin Voyages! Spaces are filling up quickly, so pick your jaw off the floor and make a splash by booking your spot today. Hurry, these cabins will be gone faster than you can say “cannonball”.

Virgin Voyages Miami

I fancy a Caribbean cruise instead …..

And why not? (Apart from the need to fly to Miami.)

There are also cruises on Scarlet Lady, the first Virgin Voyages ship. The timings are the same – book by 30th September (or until cabins run out) for travel by the end of the year. Look on the Virgin Voyages website to see which cruises operate on which dates.

Here are your options:

Fire & Sunset Soirées (110,000 points)

  • Day 1 – Miami. Departs at 1900
  • Day 2 – Key West or Nassau. Arrives at 0800, departs at 1900
  • Day 3 – Beach club at Bimini. Arrives at 0800, departs at 2000
  • Day 4 – Sailing
  • Day 5 – Miami. Arrives at 0630

Riviera Maya (120,000 points)

  • Day 1 – Miami. Departs at 1900
  • Day 2 – Sailing
  • Day 3 – Cozumel, Playa del Carmen. Arrives at 0800, departs at 2200
  • Day 4 – Sailing
  • Day 5 – Beach club at Bimini. Arrives at 0800, departs at 2000
  • Day 6 – Miami. Arrives at 0630

Dominican Daze (120,000 points)

As above but Day 3 is in Puerto Plata

Mayan Sol (120,000 points)

As above but Day 3 is in Costa Maya

The Caribbean cruises are poorer value for UK residents, of course, because you are using more points per day and will need flights to Miami.

Note that there is no guarantee that you can book the exact cruise you want, although in reality – with loads reportedly low – it shouldn’t be a problem. No-one who booked when this offer ran a couple of weeks ago had any trouble getting the dates they wanted.

If you want to find out more about Virgin Voyages, here is our report from an afternoon on ‘Scarlet Lady’, the first ship in the fleet.

You can book via the Virgin Red app or online. Filter the ‘Spend’ options by ‘High To Low Points’ to find them quickly.

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (May 2023)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Virgin Points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses.

You can choose from two official Virgin Atlantic credit cards (apply here, the Reward+ card has a bonus of 15,000 Virgin Points):

SPECIAL OFFER: Until 13th June, the sign-up bonus on the Virgin Atlantic Reward+ card is doubled to 30,000 Virgin Points. Apply here.

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

30,000 points bonus (to 13th June) and 1.5 points for every £1 you spend Read our full review

Virgin Atlantic Reward Mastercard

A generous earning rate for a free card at 0.75 points per £1 Read our full review

You can also earn Virgin Points from various American Express cards – and these have sign-up bonuses too.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold is FREE for a year and comes with 20,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 20,000 Virgin Points.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & four airport lounge passes Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express comes with 30,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 30,000 Virgin Points.

SPECIAL OFFER: Until 13th June, the sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card is doubled to 60,000 Membership Rewards points (worth 60,000 Virgin Points) – and you get £200 to spend at Amex Travel too! Apply here.

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points AND a £200 Amex Travel voucher until 13th June! Read our full review

Small business owners should consider the two American Express Business cards. Points convert at 1:1 into Virgin Points.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points bonus and a £200 Amex Travel credit every year Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Virgin Points

(Want to earn more Virgin Points?  Click here to see our recent articles on Virgin Atlantic and Flying Club and click here for our home page with the latest news on earning and spending other airline and hotel points.)

Comments (83)

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  • Paul says:

    My wife and I jave now done 59 cruises and counting.

    We were tempted to try this deal last time but we were booked with other cruises.

    Weve now watched the first few episodes of the TV series on Virgin Voyages and can’t find a single reason to go now.

    Far too gimmicky, aiming for a market that cant afford the fares and now a recession looming.

    IF Virgin Voyages are still in business by next summer, fares will be slashed and they will be frantically redesigning their ships – and they’ve already started changing all the cabins.

    We’ll see 80,000 point 7N cruises for 2 next year – and Im still not attracted.

    • Mart says:

      We have done over 40 cruises and really enjoyed our free cruise.
      The show is really poor absolutely not a reflection of our experience.
      The food was the best we have experienced including speciality restaurants on other ships.
      I would say to anyone give them a ago

      • JohnG says:

        I appreciate this is an incredibly judgemental comment but frankly everyone I’ve seen making comments like Paul’s sounds like exactly the kind of person I wouldn’t want to be stuck on a boat with so I am glad they aren’t giving it a go. They somehow manage to combine going on about hating everything about VV that isn’t like a “normal” cruise and so offended that VV seems not to be targetting them that they desperately want it to fail.

        If what someone wants is a floating retirement home or wacky warehouse on water there are plenty of other lines available for them to choose.

        • paul says:

          PMSL its not judgemental, it’s personal – but thankfully I have a thick skin so won’t cry too much…….if I did of course, I’d be sure to put it on Instagram etc to feed the “influencer brigade” Virgin are fascinated in attracting.

          Seriously, be sure to save some points for next year – you’ll get double for your money than they are offering this year.

          On the subject of cruise-styles – those who’ve done a few and are happy to experiment with different lines will tell you they all have their own pros and cons and that makes for variety.

          Not all of us are 60+ and stuck in our ways – but at the same time, those with the disposable income are clearly NOT buying in to the Virgin Voyages idea.

          And the whole time you’ve got a 72 year old guy (Branson) as the figurehead of the brand, there’s no way the under 35s are buying in to it either.

    • Rob says:

      Read the feedback from readers in our forum (links above) – no complaints.

      And this is a tough crowd 🙂

      • Paul B says:

        The toughest of crowds. It’s purely down the feedback why I’ve grabbed one.

  • stevenhp1987 says:

    You get charged £245 for the bar tab.

    It’s not processed in USD but in GBP.

    • stevenhp1987 says:

      * It now appears to have increased to £255

      • Paul B says:

        Oh really, so at time of check-out in bills in GBP? Perfect

        • stevenhp1987 says:

          Ah, sorry I thought you meant the bar tab that you pay for pre cruise (£255 for $400 credit).

          On board spend is settled in USD.

          Easier to get a bar tab now for far cheaper!

        • Paul B says:

          Yes I did mean the bar tab however online I only see it in USD, I didn’t see the option to settle the converted rate in GBP

        • Grimz says:

          I bought one yesterday and it came through as £245. Think I made error of doing it through curve so I won’t get the 10% off my virgin card!!

  • Peeps says:

    Are all these cruise sold out now?

    • Rob says:


      They WON’T sell out – the average occupancy is reportedly around 30%. Virgin Red might run out of its allocation (although they still show now) but even then, history shows that they go off and negotiate a deal with Virgin Voyages for another batch.

      To put this in perspective, apparently everyone who works for Virgin Atlantic has been offered a free cruise if they want one. This is how keen they are to fill the boats.

      • paul-uk says:

        Average Occupancy 30% on Virgin Voyages? – when other lines are now running at 82% to 100%+

        That fact, together with Virgin staff being given free cruises and heavily discounted “points” cruises indicates a major problem for Virgin.

        People are not booking and the concept and gimmicks aren’t working.

        Time for HfP to start issuing a warning for anyone booking a VV to ensure at least £100 of it is on a S75 protected Credit Card.

        Sincerely hope they continue to see sense (such as changing all staterooms soon after they enter service because they badly misjudged the design) and that they remove the gimmicks.

        Nothing wrong with them being different to other cruise lines (boxing, tattoos, etc) but there are certain things that should never be messed with – one of which is the ridiculous name-calling ie “Sailors” or things like “Virgin Voyages Sailor-nomics 101” as just one of many meaningless descriptives on their website.

  • Peeps says:

    Thank you but I can’t seem to find a points booking link now?

  • Brandon says:

    Has anyone cancelled / moved a points booking? T&C’s for cash bookings say it can be moved up to 45 days before but no reference to if this applies to points bookings.

    In short, booked for October but struggling to get time off with work (ongoing battle since I booked a month ago)

    • Paul B says:

      +1, interested in the answer to this also. Have booked one, however was a bit preemptive with the 2nd

    • Sarah S says:

      +2 in the same boat (forgive the pun). I’m currently in the queue for the chat to see what the deal is with this.

      • Paul B says:

        Do let us know please

      • Paul B says:

        Any answers yet Sarah?

        • Sarah says:

          I was categorically told that the fare is non/refundable but they were unable to show me this anywhere in any T&Cs so suspect with some pressure and significant patience this could be challenged. I just kept being told you can rebook any time until the end of the year, but as you didn’t book with cash you can’t have a future booking voucher as we can’t assign a value therefore if you don’t go, you will lose the points.

          • Paul B says:

            Good to know… so they would let you rebook anytime throughout to the year end, albeit from mid October onwards I’m assuming that would be on one of their Caribbean cruises?

            I wonder if really pushing the T&C’s what the recourse would, probably a refund vs a future travel credit as they are right when they say it wasn’t booked with cash.

      • Paul B says:

        Just bumping this Sarah, and Brandon, curious if you received any answers or insight to share.

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